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File #: 220409    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 5/12/2022 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Title 18 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Commerce," by adding a new Chapter, entitled "Workforce Development Activity and Reporting," to promote workforce development activity, and to require the Department of Commerce to report to Council certain aggregate information regarding employment rates and training opportunities, and to report on assessments of the economic impact of the City's workforce development programs, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson
Indexes: WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 22040900.pdf
Title
Amending Title 18 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Commerce," by adding a new Chapter, entitled "Workforce Development Activity and Reporting," to promote workforce development activity, and to require the Department of Commerce to report to Council certain aggregate information regarding employment rates and training opportunities, and to report on assessments of the economic impact of the City's workforce development programs, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 18 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:

TITLE 18. COMMERCE

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CHAPTER 18-600. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY AND REPORTING

?18-601. Definitions.

The following definitions shall apply in this Chapter.

(1) Division. The Division of Jobs and Training Opportunities within the Department of Commerce.

(2) Workforce Development Program. Any City-sponsored program, initiative or incentive
undertaken for the purpose of connecting Philadelphians with jobs and training opportunities or for the purpose of connecting employers to Philadelphia's workforce.


?18-602. Workforce Development Activity Requirements.

(1) The Division shall be led by a Deputy Director who reports to the Director of Commerce. The Division shall promote workforce development in the City and shall have the following duties:

(a) creating and maintaining an online directory of employment and job training opportunities; and

(b) maintaining a telephone hotline to respond to inquiries from Philadelphians about employment and job training opportunities; and

(c) maintaining a physical office open to the public for in-person inquiries about employment and job training opportunities.

(2) The Division shall serve as a point of contact for private sector employers interested in hiring Philadelphians.

(3) The Division shall collect data and supporting documentation, as is meaningful and available, to comply with the Workforc...

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